Zoloft lawsuit filed in Louisiana claims birth defects

A lawsuit against Pfizer has been filed in Louisiana by parents who claim the mother’s Zoloft use during pregnancy caused their child to suffer birth defects. The suit was filed on January 27, 2012, in federal court in New Orleans, LA.

The suit claims Pfizer failed to adequately warn of Zoloft risks and concealed, suppressed, and failed to disclose dangers of the SSRI antidepressant medication. It also is claimed that Pfizer violated the Louisiana Products Liability Act. Damages sought in the case include financial compensation for medical expenses, mental anguish, emotional distress, as well as loss of society, service and companionship. Interest and court costs also are claimed in the lawsuit.

Last month, Pfizer filed a motion in federal court seeking a court order transferring Zoloft birth defects cases filed across the country into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) before a federal judge in the Southern District of New York for coordinated pretrial proceedings. At the time, 59 Zoloft lawsuits had been filed across the U.S.. Pfizer expected many more cases to be filed and claimed that a MDL was the most efficient way for Zoloft litigation to be handled. Oral arguments on the motion are set for hearing on May 31, 2012.

Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuits

If you or a loved one used Zoloft during pregnancy and had a child who suffered a heart defect or other birth defects, you should contact an experiened Zoloft lawsuit attorney right away. You and your child may be entitled to recover substantial financial compensation. Let us help you.

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